Where we live… Some people say this place doesn’t exist

Sometimes we forget in daily life how lucky we are to live in this gorgeous place! Yes, our Kelowna family does almost everything in the video (although not every day, of course.) We love living here because there are always so many things to do, and it’s so accessible, outdoorsy and fun for families. Come visit and see what all the fuss is about!

My dream in reality: Pounce & Hound Fine Pet Goods Open

Today day for me. For the last four years, Jason and I have been working on opening our own veterinary clinic and pet store. Today, we open our doors to Pounce & Hound Fine Pet Goods for the first time.


It’s a dream that we have been working on so long, we can barely comprehend that it is actually coming true. We’ve had numerous stops and starts along the way… The biggest of which, was the building we were going to that went into bankruptcy. So we had to move locations. That means we have literally been planning this little space of 2500 ft.² for four years.


Jason has to wait another week or so until the veterinary clinic opens, as we have another veterinarian inspection to do first. But today, my shop, Pounce & Hound Fine Pet Goods, will be open.

I love it when people walk inside, and gasp with her beautiful it is. It’s been such a creative work, from picking out the products to designing the space and I love it that it brings others as much pleasure as it brings me.




If you’re ever in Kelowna, please come by and visit… Least furry friends are very welcome too!

Pounce & Hound Fine Pet Goods
2720 Richter St., Kelona, BC





A night with my girls and the Chicks


The girls and I had a wonderful night on Sunday at the Dixie Chicks concert. The concert started at their bedtime and I wasn’t sure if they would make it, but they held in there and had an amazing time.


The Dixie Chicks have not been performing together very much over the last few years. But I read that they find Canada a safe haven for them, away from the politics and the chaos of when they play in the United States. Heck, what is considered very liberal in the US is par for the course in Canada. I not only love their music… It’s brilliant! But I also think that women should be able to express their points of view without getting harassed, threatened or food off the stage. What an amazing opportunity to not only see a good band, but for my girls to learn about other real, amazing women who stand up for their values!


Sugar and Spice were so excited, they could barely stand it! The girls had an absolute blast, even though they were teetering and almost falling over with tiredness at the end. They sang the songs, stood on their seats, cheered, and laid their heads in my lap when Natalie sang them lullabies.

Spice wanted me to share the video she made of the Chicks singing wide open spaces… She was so proud.


I didn’t realize until the beginning of the concert when they played a couple of music videos, that Natalie Maines had a new album. It’s absolutely fantastic! Rolling Stone called it one of the best albums of the year. I totally suggest you check it out.

When I asked the girls what their favorite part of the night was, They said the music, the dancing, the earplugs, and “Natalie… She’s cool like Ena!” So, auntie Ena, apparently the lead singer of the Dixie Chicks is almost as cool as you.